Simplicity is defined as “the quality or condition of being easy to understand and/or do.”
The power of simplicity is often underestimated, but it has been proven that it helps with the biggest and hardest challenges. America was built on a poor foundation, and with poor foundation you get poor building. America is a very poorly built country, from forcing Natives out of their land and killing them if necessary for personal gain to killing the innocent people that aren’t of their descent.
“Fixing” America won’t come in one generation, but will come in many generations and the power they put into it. We need to dismantle the building and foundation, then proceed to “build” a better country.
Now, destroying then rebuilding a country isn’t as easy as it sounds. The foundation of America is white, English people coming and kicking Natives off of their land. The building of America is corrupt government, racism, sexism, homophobia, sexualization, etc etc etc. The years of heartache and hurt cannot be erased and will always be remembered but further heartache and hurt can be prevented by speaking out against those who are involved in any or all things of the bad in this country as well as teaching those who are still developing the truth about this country and what the people have done and what can be done to fix it. We as a country, for those who want it to be better, need to begin to believe in the simplicity of our actions and the severity of the **good** consequences it can sew.
One of the best examples of the power in simplicity is Rosa Parks. In Montgomery, a law was passed for buses to have assigned seating for whites and blacks and that no matter the color, gender, etc. if there wasn’t enough available seats, no one would be moved. The rest would have to stand but bus drivers adapted to the superiority of the white man and allowed the whites to take or ask to take blacks seats on the buses. Rosa Parks stood by this law and stood up for her rights when a white man approached her and asked for her sit because the white section had no seats left and with a two-lettered response she becomes the Rosa Parks. “No” turned into being an international symbol for resistance against segregation and urging the resistance in others to come out. Along with her resistance in Montgomery, Parks was an activist before, during, and after and through all her work, the United States Congress labeled her as “The First Lady of Civil Rights” and “The Mother of the Freedom Movement.” A black woman in Alabama made a change in this country by simply standing up for what she believes in.
Simplicity matters. Speak up.